by Danita Evangeline Whyte
with Danae, Daniqua, and Danyelle Whyte
I am very happy and proud to share with you something that was written by my four youngest daughters: Danita (the main author), Danae’, Daniqua, and Danyelle. I am happy and proud because I know, even though they are not perfect children, they strive to live by the virtuous principles that they write about.
If you want something written by young girls for young girls, that would help them strive to live the good life and also be more of a blessing to you as a parent, then I highly recommend the content below for you and them.
May the Lord bless you.
— Daniel Whyte III, the authors’ father
*Special Note: I know that it will be hard to believe, but my wife, Meriqua, and I did not have anything to do with this writing. Our four youngest daughters wrote it all by themselves. All we did was proofread it after it was written. We are just as surprised at how good it is, as you will be.
I was eight years old, going on nine, when I started to write this. I wrote it so that it could help a lot of girls become virtuous girls and grow up to be virtuous ladies.
You can become a virtuous girl at a young age. I decided to start being a virtuous girl one day when I had done something wrong and I got punished for it. After I got punished, I had a bad attitude about it and I snapped at my father when he had asked me to do something. I was punished again.
Afterwards, I was thinking about what I had done, and I decided that it was no use to keep on doing wrong and having a bad attitude. I just might as well change it, and I did. So, I decided to write this, and I do hope that it will help a lot of girls, just like me, to become virtuous girls and to grow up to be virtuous ladies.
— Danita Evangeline White
Who Can Find a Virtuous Girl?
Who can find a virtuous girl?
For her price is far above sugar and spice and all that is nice.
The heart of her parents doeth safely trust in her because she has never lied to them.
She will be obedient and not disobedient all the days of her life.
She seeketh thread and a needle and learns to sew, and she learns to cook and bake as well.
She loves to do things for her family, and helps her brothers and sisters.
She shares her cinnamon rolls with her little sister.
She gets her allowance and spends it wisely, and makes sure she gives some to the Lord.
She goes exercising with her family, and strengthens her body.
She does her best in school, and always finishes her homework before she goes to bed.
She goes with her family, and helps the poor and needy.
She is not afraid of the snow because she has learned how to make warm clothes.
She also makes herself beautiful clothes; her clothing is good and soft.
She welcomes her father home when he comes in from work.
She makes fine clothes and gives it to the poor and homeless.
Happiness and praise are her clothing, and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She opens her mouth with wise things to say, and in her tongue is a kind word.
She looks beautiful no matter what, and tries not to do anything bad.
Her parents rise and praise her, and her brothers and sisters love her.
If she gets married, her daughters will be virtuous too, and she will excel in all she does.
Foolishness is bad, and beauty is vain, but a girl that loves the Lord she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Adapted from Proverbs 31